Consumer Insights


MCA’s UK Eating Out Panel surveys 6,000 UK consumers each month from a representative panel of 600,000 across all eating and drinking out channels and day-parts (including snacking). Our analysts validate and analyse all data to provide you with a clear picture of current consumer behaviour, drivers of change and key perceptions.

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Access to MCA's Eating Out Panel data is available through the MCA Insight Centre. Please contact your MCA Client Service Manager or email enquiries@mca-insight.com for more information on the service.

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MCA Analysis tool


Examine specific consumer behaviour by running your own queries from MCA's UK Eating Out Panel data. Selecting the desired timeframe and/or channel/brand, dive deep into:

• Participation levels
• Visit share performance
• Spends by channel and day-part
• Category performance changes
• Brand and competitor performance
• Customer profiles and satisfaction

Results can be exported both as data tables and charts.

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Available from MCA's Insight Centre:

Pub Brand Monitor



This module delivers quarterly tracking of consumer behaviour and satisfaction rankings of branded and independent pubs.

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Food To Go Tracker



This module delivers quarterly tracking of all food purchases 'to go' across all channels, together with consumer behaviour in food-to-go occasions.

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Bakery & Sandwich Tracker



This module analyses consumption trends in relation to bakery items and sandwiches.

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Monthly consumer dashboards

Keep track of current consumer behaviour, based on a monthly dashboard highlighting participation and performance by day-part, leading channels and most popular dishes, compared to the same month the previous year.

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Quarterly consumer analysis

Understand the evolution of consumer behaviour with 100+ pages of quarterly analysis on the key trends identified from MCA's UK Eating Out Panel.

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